Updated November 28 at 6:26am
Economic Indicators
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More than 1.5 million New Englanders are expected to take road trips Memorial Day weekend, marking the highest number of travelers in 10 years, according to AAA Northeast. more
Payrolls rebounded in April following an even bigger setback a month earlier than previously estimated, a sign companies are confident the U.S. economy will reboot after stagnating early this year. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent. more
The New England jobless rate was 5.2 percent in March, 1 percentage point less than it was in March 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Consumer confidence declined to an eight- week low as attitudes about the economy dimmed, particularly among those at the bottom of the income ladder. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, dropping the average over the past month to the lowest in 15 years, indicating companies are holding on to workers. more
Payrolls at companies in the U.S. rose in April at the slowest pace in more than a year, a sign labor market gains may be moderating along with the economy. more
Service industries such as real-estate firms and restaurants unexpectedly grew at a faster pace in April as the biggest part of the U.S. economy picked up after a weak start to the year. more
Rhode Island’s average home price in March was 29 percent less than it was at the peak recorded in October 2005, according to CoreLogic. more
The U.S. trade deficit widened in March to the highest level in more than six years, fueled by a record surge in imports as commercial activity resumed at West Coast ports following a resolution to labor disputes. more
For the third week in a row, gasoline prices in Rhode Island increased, jumping another 7 cents to $2.61 per gallon for self-serve, regular unleaded, according to AAA Northeast. more
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